Communism, Sex and Lies offers a sharp and humorous observation of life in a communist country. It is not as black and white as outsiders often think. Can you miss the freedom of speech when you don’t exactly know what is is? This is the coming-of-age story of a young woman who rebels against the established order. Her funny and absurd adventures take place in Bulgaria and Russia, against the backdrop of the wavering commu

nist regime. Can you filter the truth from fake news when you are brainwashed? Maria Genova was born in Bulgaria in 1973. She works as a journalist and writer. Her dream came true, but not in the country she had in mind. Communism, Sex and Lies was her prize-winning ut novel.